Past and Present Hardback
Part of the The Norman and Charlotte Strouse Edition of the Writings of Thomas Carlyle series
Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), Scottish essayist, historian, cultural critic, and leading man of English letters during the Victorian era, published "Past and Present", one of his most influential works, in 1843.
Written as a response to the economic crisis of the 1840s - closure of factories, loss of jobs, the growth of slums in industrial centers, the starving poor - "Past and Present" aimed to lead readers toward a 'conversion experience' in order to stimulate social reform.
In this work, Carlyle provides a trenchant articulation of the political, social, religious, and economic climate of the mid-nineteenth century and a prophetic vision of the future.
This volume, the fourth of the eight-volume "Strouse" Edition, includes an informative historical introduction and illustrations, along with complete notes and scholarly apparatus, and is the definitive modern scholarly edition.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 968 pages, 17 b-w photographs
- Publisher: University of California Press
- Publication Date: 06/06/2006
- Category: Literary essays
- ISBN: 9780520242500
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